RE: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

  • From: "Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)" <Ted.Lisle@xxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:58:41 -0400

Never saw any Underwoods in the flesh, but I knew several generations of black 
and gray Royals by their first names.  Lord, what those carriage-throw levers 
did to those tacky plastic covers.  How about an Edison Voice Writer, the 
device with which I learned dictation.  I think those things came through 
Cumberland Gap.  In fact, I think Meriwether Lewis dictated his journal with 
one--man, it’s getting thick in here!

 

ted

 

From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Cy Selfridge
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:35 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

 

An IBM Correcting Selectric, man, what luxury. (LOLLOLLOL)

How about an old Underwood, the one with the open case?

Yup, times they are a changing indeed. (LOLLOLLOL)

The vast majority of my college 
English assignments were hand written. (oh, the pain)

I also remember the first ball point pen I owned. Long about 1953 or so. My 
elementary school teacher nearly had a complete nervous breakdown. “Only low 
class people and thugs would use such a device!” was her attitude.

We did lots of our school work with an Esterbrook fountain pen and learned how 
to keep the ink from making a blob on the paper.

Those stories about dipping the little girl’s who set in the desk in front of 
you hair in the ink well are *NOT* just stories. (LOLLOLLOL)

It served the little snot right for being such a stuck up you know what. 
(LOLLOLLOL)

Cy, The Anasazi 

 

From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:12 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

 

Boy, timing is everything!  I typed my entire dissertation, save for the final 
draft, as well as scores of shorter assignments, on either a Smith-Corona 
portable, or an IBM Correcting Selectric 895.  When I got hold of my first XT, 
with DisplayWrite, you talk about a happy camper--I’m not over it yet!

 

Ted

 

From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Cy Selfridge
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:46 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

 

Dave,

I have no idea how on earth I managed to survive college and such as we did not 
have the luxury of spell checkers. (LOLLOLLOL)

If you left out a sentence on page 1 of a multi page document, oh well, just 
start all over again.

(large, sad frownie face - LOLLOLLOL)

Cy

 

From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Farfar Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:32 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

 

Yes, I think that the amount of additional processing to cope with the layering 
of object models during the spell-check is a real challenge for JAWS, and it 
seems that no one at FS is able to find a way to make the process faster or 
more robust. It's a shame, since spell-checking is something I do with every 
E-Mail message and Word document I produce.

 

BTW the spell-check in Outlook Express is fast and efficient, so it appears to 
be an issue with the MS-Office suite version.


Dave
Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California

 

 

        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: Cy Selfridge <mailto:cyselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxx>  

        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 08:10

        Subject: RE: jaws and outlook 2010

         

        I have to agree with you about the spelling being “unique” in JAWS 11, 
Office 2007 and W7 64 bit.

        It sure is not anything like the spelling with Office 2003 and JAWS 9 
or 10.

        Cy, The 
        Anasazi

         

        From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Farfar Carlson
        Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:02 AM
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: Re: jaws and outlook 2010

         

        Spelling has been slow and quirky since JAWS 11. The ribbons are just 
the nature of Office.

         

        Have you tried the virtual ribbon in JAWS 12 beta?

        
        Dave
        Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California

         

         

                ----- Original Message ----- 

                From: Dewey Bradley <mailto:dewey.bradley@xxxxxxx>  

                To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 16:06

                Subject: jaws and outlook 2010

                 

                Has anyone had any trouble with it?

                I can't get it to do anything, everything is on ribbens now.

                Jaws 11 and 12 beta both do the same, and now trying to get it 
to work, It has somehow removed my spelling tab from my outlook express 
settings so that I can't check spelling.

                Is there some setting I need to do so that I can use outlook?

                Its seams like word 2010 is working though.

                I am still on windows XP pro, I don't see why that could be it, 
but I don't know.

                Anyway any help would be welcome.\

                Thanks

                 

                Dewey Bradley
                Springfield Missouri

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